Today's Top Trailers - Day 2

The best and worst of E3's videos so far.

It's only day two of E3 and already the internet is awash with trailers. In fact, you'd have a job to watch the whole lot of them before Gamescom kicks off.

So to save you a bit of time, Eurogamer's top analysts (i.e. anyone too pregnant or knowledgeable about how the website actually works to go to E3) have picked the best trailers released in the last 24 hours. And the worst, just for good measure. So what do you reckon to our choices?

Top of the Pops

1. Assassin's Creed: Revelations

An elegant, intense trailer, saturated with levels of elegant menace and brooding wretchedness not seen since the video for Justin Timberlake's Cry Me a River. Extra points for sheer technical achievement and superb use of music. "Could only have been made by the French," observes Gibson. Douze points.

2. Halo 4

Short but sweet, and widely considered to be a fitting climax for Microsoft's press conference yesterday. "It's no Dance Central 2 though, is it?" says Gibson.

3. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Action! Adventure! Aeroplanes! Jokes! This trailer for Uncharted 3 has the lot. Not to mention a Helen Mirren lookalike. "Total GILF," says Phillips.

4. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

A Minkley pick, and a contentious one.

"I like it," says Gibson. "It's got opera and s***."

"Takes itself too seriously," replies Phillips. "The X-Factor's got opera." Which probably explains why Minkley likes it.

5. Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

Big rows over this one. Phillips plumped for Tintin ("Love the art style - real Uncharted for the kiddies vibe") while Gibson wanted Just Dance 3 ("If watching this does not make you happy, then you have no soul").

Minkley got the deciding vote: "Tintin does look incredibly charming. That JD3 trailer looks like they sent the work experience girl out at lunch with a camcorder."

And the worst...

UFC Undisputed 3

Bit of an obvious target, this one. It's too easy to laugh at the daft drums, floppy fists and baggy pants. S'probably all right if you like this sort of thing, and if you do, good luck with that, please don't hit us sorry thanks.

Truth is there aren't that many terrible trailers out there so far. But it's early days; if you spot one, do write in... And check back at noon tomorrow for a fresh new pick of the crop.

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Ellie Gibson

Ellie Gibson


Ellie spent nearly a decade working at Eurogamer, specialising in hard-hitting executive interviews and nob jokes. These days she does a comedy show and podcast. She pops back now and again to write the odd article and steal our biscuits.


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